Arrival to Nepal!by Cup of Change on 06/25/10
Leeza and I arrived in Kathmandu Wednesday around noon after a marathon journey. Leeza flew from Nashville to San Francisco on Monday night and then we had long layovers in Teipei, Taiwan and Bangkok, Thailand before finally arriving in Nepal. We made it here safe and sound though and have been going non-stop ever since! Ram, our good friend and taxi driver, zipped us around the city to run errands and help us get settled all day Wednesday, and we stopped by the Women's Foundation office to say hello to everyone. As usual they gave us a wonderful welcome complete with tikas, maheela scarves, and Nepali treats! It was so great to see all our old friends again and to meet some new staff members as well. Yesterday morning we had a meeting with Renu, president of the Women's Foundation and our dear friend. We were able to come up with a plan of action for our month here and set up some important meetings and plans for the projects we will work on this summer. Our three main projects at the WF shelter this summer are a children's library, a recovery garden and a basket ball and volley ball court. We will also be working on lots of preparations for our playgrounds next summer. SO much to do in such a short time (we will be here for just under a month,) but we are so glad to be here and are already having a great time. We are now on our way to the shelter to meet with the children and women and meet with a support team. Can't wait to see all the kids again and get started on our projects!